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right back. >> hundreds of same-sex couples marrying in seattle after washington began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. >> we've adopted our children. we've gone to the courts and made them our family, but this is the first time amanda and i will be family, and that piece of paper says that. >> last month, washington, maine, and maryland becoming the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote, joining six other states, including new york, iowa, and the district of columbia, where it is legal. the u.s. supreme court announcing it will hear two cases challenging laws prohibiting the rights of same-sex married couples. fans around the world mourning the loss of award-winning mexican-american singer jenny rivera after wreckage of a plane flying rivera and six other people from a concert is found in northern mexico. her mangled driver's license among the crash-site debris. rivera selling 15 million records -- one of the most successful female singers in grupero, a male-dominated regional style. venezuelan president hugo chávez in cuba undergoing another cancer operation a
is now in the smithsonian museum in washington, but it inspired the national anthem, and, therefore, it is the most-famous american flag. >> that flag had 15 stars and 15 stripes, and if you look closely, the flag they are flying here at fort mchenry is the same -- just a lot smaller. what are the right ways to handle the flag? >> the proper way is to not let it touch the ground, to bring the flag down slowly and reverently, but to hoist it briskly and with enthusiasm, especially in carrying the flag, they carry it close to your heart with your hands crisscrossed, and just showing general proper respect to the flag. >> we'll hear more about that in a minute, but first, here's the right way to fold the flag into a right triangle. >> this was a tradition that originated around the start of world war i. there is no real reason why it happened -- it just kind of did. however, in the flag code, it states that it pays, essentially, homage to the founding fathers of our nation and their tri-cornered hats. so, i'm gonna grab this, and you're going to grab the bottom there. there you go. and
, craig, helped raise money for this memorial in washington, d.c. it's official name is "the national japanese-american memorial for patriotism dung world war ii." on the walls are the names of the 10 relocation camps, along with the numbers of those forced to live at each camp. a statue of two cranes entangled in barbed wire towers overhead. >> they're a very honorable bird, and to have them entwined in bbed re rlly nds e message that they're not free. >> the memorial also honors the thousands of japanese-americans who, despite the prejudice they faced, fought for the united states in world war ii. >> they felt that theyanted to they wted show thathey were americans, and so they volunteered and served, and while their families were in camp, they were fighting battles and dying and getting wounded. >> in fact, the units formed by the japanese-americans became some of the most decorated fighting groups in u.s. military histor >> i was really concerned th my daughters would not know about any of this and other japanese-americans and americans across the country would not know about it.
youth volunteers. he won a trip to washington to receive the prudential spirit of community award, but it's clear the real reward comes right here at the hospital. >> how's it going, bud? i got you a little gift here to make you feel better. >> ray still feels a special bond with young patients because he knows how it feels to wait and worry. >> doctors running tests on you, you're waiting there all day long to see, you know, the results and what they're gonna do next to you, so you feel a lot of fear and anxiety. >> and there's something else ray brings into the hospital room -- hope. >> you're gonna get out of here soon, hopefully? i hope so. all right, bud. have a good day, all right? nice meeting you. >> i think the kids are able to see what the future holds, that they can be fine, and it really does make a huge difference, and they have something to look forward to, so we're extremely fortunate to have them come visit with us. >> maybe you're wondering why his charity is called the little saint nick foundation. it's because christmas eve is particularly special to ray. it's his bi
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